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For Immediate Release February 1, 1997
Contacts: Tamara Richter (410) 366-VEGE
Eric Hatch (410) 366-8343



WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR TODDLER WON’T EAT!
WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR FOOD AFTER IT’S SWALLOWED?
KID-PLEASING HOT DRINKS

Family Matters. The Vegetarian Resource Group has produced an eight-page family oriented vegetarian guide. First is an article on vegan pregnancy by Reed Mangels, Ph.D., R.D. It includes information on weight gain, protein, calcium and vitamin D, iron, vitamin B-12, folic acid, and dealing with morning sickness.

Carol Coughlin, R.D., has written about the Air-atarian stage; what to do when it seems your child won’t eat anything. There are so many reasons for a kid to refuse food: he is tired, she is teething, he heard a truck go down the street, or she is coming down with a bad cold. A child may have tossed the green beans on the floor to see if gravity was still working. Don’t necessarily scratch that food off your list forever. And don’t forget that a typical 3-year old’s stomach can hold little more than a cup of liquid!

Also featured are The Vegetarian Resource Group essay contest winners. Rachel Silverman, 8, discusses becoming a vegetarian at 6; while Peter Ormand talks from a teen’s point of view. Eric Blum, age 11, explains what he eats for breakfast, and gives tips for other vegetarian youth.

Reed Mangels shares ideas for kid-pleasing warm drinks, including Hot Mulled Orange Juice, Hot Carob Milk, Maple Milk, Vegan Hot Chocolate, and Ginger Peach. To make Tea Party Red Tea serving two, combine the following ingredients in a small saucepan and heat to desired temperature: 2/3 cups apple juice, 1-1/3 cups cranberry juice (After the Fall makes a 100% fruit juice blend.).

Have you ever stopped to wonder what your body does with that apple after you swallow it? Even though the act of swallowing takes only a few seconds, your hard-working body will spend many hours processing that bite of food. This processing is called digestion. Reed Mangels, Ph.D., R.D., describes this process in an understandable way.

To order the 8-page Family Matters, send $2 for postage and handling to The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203. For more information on vegetarianism, check out www.vrg.org





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